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The Silent Woman by Janet Malcolm

The Silent Woman is a brilliant, elegantly reasoned meditation on the nature of biography.

Janet Malcolm (author of Reading Chekhov, The Journalist and the Murderer, In the Freud Archives) examines the biographies of Sylvia Plath, with particular focus on Anne Stevenson’s controversial Bitter Fruit, to discover how Plath became the enigma of literary history, and how the legend continues to exert such a hold on our imaginations.

Janet Malcolm‘s books include Reading Chekhov, In the Freud Archives, The Silent Woman: Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes and Psychoanalysis: The Impossible Profession. Born in Prague, she grew up in New York, where she now lives.

“One of the deepest, loveliest, and most problematic things Janet Malcolm has written. It is so subtle, so patiently analytical, and so true that it is difficu’lt to envisage anyone writing again about Plath and Hughes.” Guardian

The Silent Woman
by Janet Malcolm
Published: 02/04/2020
ISBN: 9781783786237
Granta Books
224 pages
Paperback
£10

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